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New Website by Novelist, Western Historian and Friend Julia Robb

Several months ago I interviewed my friend Julia about her book Scalp Mountain. I’m pleased to announce Julia 1012439_10200980573130615_20148056_nunveiled a new website and blog today. Many of you know Julia. This is a well designed site and it reflects well on her work. I’m honored to share it with my blog followers and visitors. Please check it out and feel free to comment. I know Julia will appreciate it!

Julia Robb — Novelist & Western Historian


Filed under Book Review, Books, Guest Host, Publishing, Texas Volunteer Rangers, Writing

Three Forks Families Blog at WordPress

My Three Forks Blog – Battle of Village Creek recaps events that lead to anglo settlement in what is now the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Let me know if you find it interesting.

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In the middle of the nineteenth century my ancestor Isaac ‘Ike’ Story traveled to north Texas with other families from southern Illinois. Republic of Texas volunteers made early settlement possible through heroic acts at the Battle of Village Creek and the peace that followed soon after.

A mail route served the pre-Civil War community of Gorbet just north of Twin Wells. It connected Estelle in Dallas County to Bedford and Birdville in Tarrant County. That old mail route stretched across the Three Forks Region of Texas. These pioneer settlements are landmarks on maps to this day. Ike Story renamed Gorbet, Kit. He opened a general store and post office there. Our heritage goes back to those times and places. Pioneer families lived by faith in God and hope for the future. We do well when we follow their example.

Northwest Dallas County map

Battle of Village Creek by Republic of Texas Volunteers

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